March 29 – Visualization and Interaction Design

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March 29 – Visualization and Interaction Design 2016-03-29T11:39:55+00:00

Readings

Daniel Rosenberg and Anthony Grafton, Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline, (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2010). (whole book) (BGC | NYU)

Edward R. Tufte, “Chapter 6: Narratives of Space and Time” in Envisioning Information, (Cheshire, Conn.: Graphics Press, 1990). (BGC | NYU)

Edward R. Tufte, “Chapter 1: Images and Quantities, Chapter 2: Visual and Statistical Thinking, Chapter 7: Visual Confections” in Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative, (Cheshire, Conn: Graphics Press, 1997). (BGC | NYU)

Assignments

Drafts of theme essays and object studies due.

One Comment

  1. Matthew Dischner March 29, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    In Tufte’s “Narratives of time and Space,” there are many times where he provides a lackluster example without showing a good alternative. Take, for example, the river chart on page 106. What could be done to fix that chart? Are the curving rivers the chart’s only problems?

    Further in the text, Tufte’s analysis of dance notation charts and illustrations is fantastic. Is there any way we can take these charts and their visualization and apply them to the Sogdian Swirl? We do already have numerous visual depictions of Sogdians dancing, is it possible to find a sequence of moves analyzing them, or would that be futile?

    As Tufte describes it, maps toe the line between being visual representations of landscapes and geological graphs. At what point does a map stop being a pictorial representation at start being simply a graph? Where does something like Google Earth, a “scientifically” accurate map, fit within these definitions?

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